Vietnamese weightlifter Le Van Cong reached a world record of 176kg on January 16 at the ongoing seventh Para Games in Myanmar, equalling the weight lifted by a Nigerian athlete who had held the record since the 2012 London Paralympics.

Meanwhile, his teammate Nguyen Binh An protected his gold medal, keeping the 170kg record in the 54kg category.

In goalball, Cao Ngoc Hung won a gold medal, breaking his own record with 45,87m.

Athlete Nguyen Thi Thuy also set a Para Games record of 3.26m in the long jump.

By 2pm on the second day of competition, Vietnamese swimmers brought home five more gold, three silver and five bronze medals.

The golds went to Vo Huynh Anh Khoa, Dang Van Cong, Pham Thanh Son, Nguyen Van Hanh and Nguyen Duc Thien.

Vietnam remains at the top of the medal tally with 20 golds.-VNA